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PostSubject: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:28 pm

Just got home after the second day of the Suffolk Aviation Musem event. I had a display of my chaps as per usual at these events. Every year the same chap comes along and talks about the stuff he has at home that he had as a kid. He kept this and also added to it hoping his nephew would be interested. However the silly boy isn't. So he has been offering it to me. Last year he took one of my cards, but I never heard from him. He called in today so I asked if he had sorted out what he had. He said that he had some vehicles he could let me have straight away. There is also more vehicles and figures inc some GIJoes and uniforms. So he popped off home and came back with this



The cost? Nuffink, zilch, zero. Said he rather it go to someone who would appreciate it than throw it away.

Aren't I a lucky boy.

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Very Lucky Cappy

How come you didnt advertise your open day this year ??????
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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:44 pm

well done cappy ! nice little haul there mate cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:03 pm

To be honest Dan, I've been getting a bit down recently and VAM hasn't been forefront. I struggled to muster the enthusiasm to set up something this year. However the guys at the Museum had advertised a 'Themed Action Man area' so I made the effort.
Didn't do too much just got a load of my vehicles out and a few chaps. However the reaction from the general public really put the lead back in my pencil so to speak. I had a 5 year old (grandson of a committee member) help me. His eyes were like saucers and was eager to help. I got him choosing the guys out of the box and we decided what kit they'd have and where they go. When I explained how old they were and they are a bit worn out from being played with, he asked "why would they be played with?" He didn't see them as toys, so I explained how I played with toys like this when I was young.
During the two days numerous people commented on and talked about my display. A number of them taking photos and not just a wide shot but down low and close up so more than just snaps. There was a couple down here on holiday from Coalville. Yes he did have Action Man but was keen to learn more about Palitoy. He remarked about travelling all that way and seeing such a great collection of the toy that was made in his hometown. All this has boosted me so I'm looking forward to starting work on the themes for next year, WWI and D-Day as they have significant anniversaries then.

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:07 pm

Nice little haul Cappy and great to hear you are getting the old buzz again Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:10 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 

Great stuff Cappy

Come on man dont get down you are one of the vetrans in this hobby i cant tell you how many of your ideas turned me on to all of this when i first found the forums Smile

Look how far we have come Capster Smile

I hope you took some piccies of your display ????????? I really wish i knew my son is a great age now to apprciate your fantastic displays so we would have been there Smile

Come back to us Brian you were missed mate Smile

Thats from my VAM Heart and as a friend

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:17 pm

Don't worry there are pics of my guys and the other exhibits at the show including a quarter scale Spitfire.

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:29 pm

nice haul cappy..........I get like that sometimes , then something just clicks ...hey presto new ideas
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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:20 pm

WOW! You are quite lucky! Beautiful Stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:42 pm

Here's pics of my display









































The Spitfire















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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:18 pm

Great pictures Brian and pleased to hear you're on the way back up :-) Great haul too. What is that vehicle between the Cherilea 5 star jeep and scout car and above the tank? Never seen that before.
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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:12 am

cheers cheers  Great set up Cappy and a nice stash of free vehicles, you're so lucky cheers  The spitfire is fab!!! it looks like a RC model that can fly ?
 
It's nice to hear you're getting back into the world of vam again  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:17 am

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cheers cheers  Great set up Cappy and a nice stash of free vehicles, you're so lucky cheers  The spitfire is fab!!! it looks like a RC model that can fly ?
 
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No it isn't RC just a static display but it's all scratch built by the guy. I had a good chat with him as he's local about 1/6th scale. He asked me how tall was AM and that come the winter when he starts on projects he may look into building some 1/6th scale models, Klublewagon or such. I said anything really would be interesting. He had a workbench with tools on display which was again quarter scale. I said make that in 1/6th and I'd be interested. Gave him one of my cards.

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:37 am

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Great pictures Brian and pleased to hear you're on the way back up :-) Great haul too. What is that vehicle between the Cherilea 5 star jeep and scout car and above the tank? Never seen that before.

It looks like a variation on the personnel carrier with detachable minesweeper, howitzer and machine gun. The differences are the Action Man one had tracks where this has ordinary wheels and the Action Man one had only one open turret in the front where this has both open.

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:09 pm

There's a Dragon 1/6 kit available of a Klublewagon, it's a bit expensive though.

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PostSubject: Re: Nice vehicle haul   Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:15 pm

superb stuff cappy !! top display mate

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